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“HAND TO GOD” EXTENDS

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New York, NY (April 2, 2015) Producer Kevin McCollum has announced that his Tony® Award-nominated new comedy Hand to Godwhich for the week ending June 7, 2015 saw its highest grosses yet on Broadway—is now on sale into the new year.  Previously available through October 4, 2015, Hand to God can now be purchased through January 24, 2016.  The production opened on April 7, 2015 at The Booth Theatre (222 West 45th Street).  For more info, visit www.HandToGodBroadway.com.

In a statement, producer Kevin McCollum said: “We are genuinely thrilled that Broadway audiences have discovered—and are talking about—the diabolical charms of Robert Askins’ brave new comedy.  It is an honor to continue to share this extraordinary production with New York theatergoers into the new year and beyond.”

Hand to God, by Robert Askins, received five 2015 Tony® Award nominations including Best Play, Direction of a Play (Moritz von Stuelpnagel), Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Steven Boyer), Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Geneva Carr), and Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Sarah Stiles) 

The hilarious and provocative Hand to God centers on shy, inquisitive student Jason, who finds an outlet for his burgeoning creativity at the Christian Puppet Ministry in the devoutly religious, relatively quiet small town of Cypress, Texas.  Jason’s complicated relationships with the town pastor, the school bully, the girl next door and—most especially—his mother are thrown into further upheaval when Jason’s hand puppet Tyrone—once soft-spoken—takes on a shocking and dangerously irreverent personality all its own.  As Tyrone’s influence over Jason steadily grows, Hand to God explores the startlingly fragile nature of faith, morality, and the ties that bind us.    

Hand to God features Steven Boyer as Jason/Tyrone; Geneva Carr as Margery; Marc Kudisch as Pastor Greg; Sarah Stiles as Jessica; and Michael Oberholtzer as Timothy

The design team for Hand to God includes scenic design by Beowulf Boritt, costumes by Sydney Maresca, lighting by Jason Lyons, sound by Jill BC Du Boff, puppet design by Marte Johanne Ekhougen, and fight direction by Robert Westley.

Hand to God is produced on Broadway by Kevin McCollum, whose credits include Rent, Avenue Q and In the Heights—each the winner of the Tony® Award for Best Musical; as well as Something Rotten!, The Drowsy Chaperone and Motown the Musical, among many others.

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